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March 10, 2013

At ChicagoPride.com, Sunday means that it's time to look back at the week in gay news - in and out of Chicago - as covered by the GoPride.com News Staff. The top local and national stories of interest as ranked by popularity on the network.

At ChicagoPride.com, Sunday means that it's time to look back at the week in gay news - in and out of Chicago - as covered by the GoPride.com News Staff. The top local and national stories of interest as ranked by popularity on the network.

Wilson Phillips, one of the top-selling music groups of the 1990s, will be among the performers for this year's Market Days in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood.

Chicago (and worldwide) cabaret favorite, Rudy de la Mor, died at Kaiser Hospital in Irvine, Calif. on March 5. Rudy played to packed houses at Gentry for more than 20 years. He was 73.

Chicago Cubs legend Ernie "Mr. Cub" Banks joined other celebrated Chicago athletes in support for extending the freedom to marry to gay and lesbian couples in Illinois.

Dawn Clark Netsch, the first woman elected on a major ticket to run for governor in Illinois, has died after battling Lou Gehrig's disease. She was 86.

The Quad Cities Times on Sunday called on Illinois House lawmakers - in particular socially conservative Democrats - to follow in the footsteps of the Senate and approve a gay marriage bill.

Extending marriage rights to same-sex couples in Illinois would generate up to $103 million in spending to the state and local economy, according to a study released Wednesday by the Williams Institute.

Cardinal Keith O'Brien has admitted to allegations he made advances to younger clergy in his diocese.

Illinois Republicans canceled a Saturday meeting where the future of party Chairman Pat Brady was to be discussed.

The American Bar Association (ABA) has called on the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), saying that the 1996 law places "unprecedented and discriminatory burdens" on married gay and lesbian couples.

A majority of young Republicans support gay marriage, a report released Thursday has found.

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